Believe it or not, the feature film crossover of the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises is a real thing. The project was first revealed when studio e-mails hit the web following the Sony hack. Since then the studio has moved forward with development, announcing the official existence of the crossover at CinemaCon this year under the title MIB 23, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the lead roles.
Now MIB 23 finally has a director with The Muppets and Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin preparing to shoot the film this fall. In addition, while promoting Disney’s aforementioned fantasy sequel, Bobin addressed the challenge of combining these two unique franchises, specifically with regards to the tone. Learn what the MIB 23 director had to say on the matter after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Sony announced at CinemaCon that the title of the Jump Street / Men in Black crossover will be MIB 23.
Our original story from March 4, 2016 follows.
One of the biggest surprises to come out of the 2014 Sony hack (at least for our purposes) was the news that the studio was considering merging two of its franchises, 21 Jump Street and Men in Black. It seemed like a wild idea at the time, but now it’s actually happening. James Bobin (The Muppets, Alice Through the Looking Glass) is in early talks to helm the movie, which will bring back 21 Jump Street‘s Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Read More »
There’s good news and weird news. The 21 Jump Street spin-off that Sony is developing with female lead characters just got two great new writers: sisters Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, who have been writers (and eventually producers) on Bob’s Burgers since the show’s beginning. They’ll work on a script for the film, which is among the Sony developments that was announced in the wake of the hacking scandal that brought many of the studio’s raw ideas into the spotlight.
But there are already writers working on the film, and that’s where the weird news comes in. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Update: TheWrap confirms Sony is moving forward with two new 21 Jump Street projects: a female-driven spinoff, and a Men in Black crossover. Original story follows.
First Sony announced an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, and then word came out of a male-led one. Now the studio may be going the other way with 21 Jump Street. According to a new rumor, a female 21 Jump Street spinoff is in the works, from Broad City scribes Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. Read all about it after the jump. Read More »
One of the craziest rumors to come out of the Sony hack was that the company was considering a 21 Jump Street / Men in Black crossover to give each franchise a kick in the ass. In an odd way, the end credits of 22 Jump Street made it seem possible as directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller made a huge joke about Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) jumping across genres with the series. Why not recruit them to battle aliens, opening the series up to innumerable crossover jokes that would keep the self-referential tone intact?
What seemed like a crazy rumor is now a little bit more than that. Lord and Miller were recently interviewed and admitted this idea is definitely a possibility. Read more about the Jump Street Men in Black crossover below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Don’t worry, everyone: Tara Reid is probably coming back for Sharknado 2. At the very least, the producers are saying they want her back for Sharknado 2, along with Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo, and everyone else. Also after the jump:
- Super Troopers 2 could look to Kickstarter for funding
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- Phil Lord and Chris Miller drop hints about 22 Jump Street
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Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
The still above from 21 Jump Street is an accurate representation of my reaction to the reveal that the sequel will be called 22 Jump Street. Also after the jump:
- Check out pics from Transformers 4‘s Texas set
- How much of Transformers 4 is set in China?
- Freida Pinto and James Franco won’t return (duh) for more Apes
- Marc Forster is “open” to a World War Z sequel
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- See a trailer for Despicable Me 2‘s “Minion Rush” game
- Watch tons of B-roll and interviews from Monsters University
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When Sony announced plans to shoot a 21 Jump Street sequel later this year for a release in 2014, we didn’t know if original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be returning to oversee the new chapter. The two are, after all, still hard at work on The Lego Movie for Warner Bros., and that should involve a heavy dose of post-production before the February 7 2014 release date.
Most of that post-production, however, should be somewhat hands-off for the directors, giving them the freedom to develop and direct a live-action movie while the endgame work is done on Lego. And so one of the 21 Jump Street producers now says that the timing should work out for the original directors to be in charge of the sequel as well. Read More »
Briefly: The idea of another 21 Jump Street movie is hardly new; writers Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall were working on a sequel even before the first movie opened. In the summer of last year, we heard the sequel might shoot last fall. That obviously didn’t happen, but not long afterward, Hill said that Sony wanted to shoot in September 2013. And, in fact, the studio is still holding on to the idea of a sequel.
Tonight at CinemaCon said that the movie is actively in development for a 2014 release. That’s all we’ve got at this point — there was no hint of a storyline, of returning cast, or of a firm date within 2014. But a 2014 window would fit in with the idea of a fall shoot this year. We don’t know who might direct; Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who made the first movie, may still have their hands full with WB’s Lego movie.